HITS Spring Keynoter Pushes Attendees to Be Happier

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Mo Gawdat had it all. Successful career, wonderful family, all the “keep-up-with-the-Joneses” material possessions you might want. But the former chief business officer of Google X wasn’t happy. Not at all. “I had everything life could giv... More

HITS Spring WiTH Leadership Award Winners Focus on Equality

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Honoring the work they’ve done in the advancement of women in entertainment technology, Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) May 17 handed out its second annual Leadership Awards to three winners who’ve made major strides in women in technology. ... More

HITS Spring: Veritone Execs Talk Upcoming Onslaught of AI Solutions

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — During a standing-room only breakout session May 17 during the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit, Daniel Wong asked the crowd if anyone had already integrated AI into their media and entertainment workflows. Only on... More

HITS Spring Kicks Off with a Message for Hollywood: Embrace Risk

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — To kick off the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit, a collection of technology experts and studio reps looked at the state of productions embracing — or shunning — new, advanced technologies. And the panelists all ag... More

Cisco CEO: New AI Tech Helped Boost Q3

Cisco continued to make progress on its key initiatives, including an expansion of its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, in the third quarter (ended April 28) and exited the quarter with “solid business momentum” and confidence about “future growth opportunities,... More

WiTH Panel at HITS Spring to Look at Diversity, Inclusion

During the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit in Los Angeles on May 17, a special program presented by Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) will feature a unique panel that will take a look at the importance of diversity and inclusion. Panelists ... More

Workflow Solutions Get Attention at HITS Spring

The annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17, and one of the breakout tracks will cover all things workflow in the media and entertainment industry. The “Solutions, Systems and Workflow” track of sessions kick off at... More

Digimarc CEO: Retailers Still Being ‘Cautious’ About Replacing Traditional Barcode

It’s taking a while to expand Digimarc Barcode across retail stores industrywide because retailers are “suitably cautious” about replacing the traditional barcode that they and other companies have used for so many years, according to Bruce Davis, the company’s CEO. ... More

HITS Spring: Morning Presentations Look at AI, Corporate Inclusion

Attendees of the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit in Los Angeles on May 17 will be greeted with a diverse selection of individual presentations to start the day. At 9:45 a.m., Dave Abbitt, VP of production finance with Fox21 Television Studi... More

Piracy, Cybersecurity Efforts Highlighted at HITS Spring

The annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17, and an afternoon pair of breakout sessions will look at the latest in cybersecurity and piracy for the industry. At 4 p.m., during the “Cloud, Compliance & Security” trac... More